Helps Customers Accelerate M2M Adoption with Expanded Options for Connectivity
Axeda Corporation announced five new partner companies have completed Axeda Ready development, testing and certification, which ensures compatibility and ease of deployment with the Axeda Machine Cloud®. This brings the total supported devices to more than 20 from a dozen participating partners.
Axeda Ready partners offer connectivity and sensor options that allow customers to manage and innovate their connected product initiative across a variety of solutions including asset monitoring and tracking, predictive maintenance, compliance management, consumables management, remote service, usage based billing and warranty management.
In addition to new devices, Axeda continues to expand options for connectivity between assets and the Axeda Machine Cloud with the addition of more software agents and extended support for more operating systems. Customers can now choose from five new Linux-based Axeda gateway and connector Agents, including four 64 bit OSs — Debian Linux; Novell SUSE Linux; Redhat Enterprise Linux; Cent OS Linux and one agent for 32 bit ARM Linux.
Axeda has added the following Axeda Ready products in Q1.
- Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 30% of its employees in R&D, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. The Kontron KM2M806XT M2M comes complete with development platform middleware and supports loading of Axeda Ready agent for this device right out of the box. The development platform is based on the Intel Atom chipset.
- Libelium delivers a powerful, modular, distributed sensor solution for the Internet of Things enabling system integrators to implement reliable sensor based applications for Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Environment, Smart Water, Smart Metering, Smart Agriculture, Industrial Controls, Logistics Retail, Security & Emergency Management and eHealth. Their distributed architecture allows the Axeda Ready Meshlium Gateway to connect to 100’s of Waspmote sensor nodes via a ZigBee network allowing for creation of solutions involving 100’s of sensors. Supporting either WiFi, ethernet or 3G connectivity, Axeda Ready Meshliums can be deployed anywhere in the world.
- Nimble Wireless helps customers wirelessly connect, control and manage their remote assets. Nimble Wireless does this by providing asset tracking and management devices. The Toucan Series family of Fleet tracking offer flexibility in tracking time/ accuracy vs. cost. poptimized for direct connection to the vehicle battery power, Toucan has built in sensors to monitor ignition status, speeding and idle timeouts.
- The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi organization. It is rapidly becoming one of the world’s leading ARM based developer platform supporting PC-like functionality and I/O at a very low cost.